ROTC Scholarship Awards

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  1. Ckwjhc

    Ckwjhc New Member

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    When the AROTC scholarships are awarded, does the online status of everyone who has received an award change immediately or does it take a few days for each person to receive notification of their award? At this point, (November 4) have all of the awardees received notification for the October 2011 board or are some people still being notified?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    I would imagine that all the status changes that will happen for this board have happened, If your status has not changed then you were not selected this board and will be rolled over to the next board in January.

    Good Luck
     
  3. HendrikKim

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    ROTC

    I was accepted at West Point last October but I didn't receive the AROTC scholarship from the October board. Do you think these two things are related?
     
  4. OCDomer

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    HendrikKim - That's a great question! We have been wondering too whether West Point and the ROTC folks are coordinating at all, or operate completely independent/ignorant of each other? My son was awarded an ROTC scholarship this round, and we are wondering if we should read anything into that regarding his chances for an appointment to USMA? He just interviewed at our Congressman's office on Friday.

    I would think that being strong enough to get such an early appointment to USMA would make you very competitive for an ROTC scholarship. My two thoughts would be:

    1. Were you admitted to West Point based upon any somewhat unusual reason? I.e., Are you a recruited athlete? Or was your appointment tied to status as son/daughter of a Medal of Honor awardee or something similar?

    2. It's also possible that your file maybe wasn't completed in time to meet the October ROTC board?

    Good luck at USMA are wherever else you decide to go.
     
  5. Pima

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    I am confused Hendrikkim,

    You stated you were accepted by USMA LAST October, but are curious about AROTC THIS October. Did you turn it down last yr and now are trying for an IS?

    Or did you mean you have been accepted to USMA this PAST October?

    Last yr your question came up, and there were various responses. The question was posed differently, and it was if I don't get USMA, and the mass mailing comes after the last board will there be a board just for those that didn't get USMA?

    Overall, people said yes, but that the numbers would be very few reviewed and offered the scholarship. Mainly due to the fact that many would have accepted the scholarships already and there would be no room left at certain colleges.

    From the gist that I got they do indeed "talk", which is unlike their sister branches.

    You can wonder about it all day, but the fact is; whatever they do it is how they do it. They are not going to give you their super secret handshake code to ease your mind. Even knowing how they do it will not calm your nerves, because once you know, than you think of the next big hurdle. Ignorance can be bliss.

    It is frustrating beyond belief, but in 9 months from now, none of that will matter.
     
  6. jocomom

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    At least in my DS's case, the 2 decisions (AROTC and USMA) appeared to be independent. He had an LOA, was DoDmERB qualified and received his nomination last week, he was also just notified that he received an AROTC scholarship. He was not a URM or recruited athlete. He had been told at some point, that just making the deadline did not insure October board consideration because of the number of completed files in the system.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    AROTC and USMA are seperate processes. We don't see the USMA status at all, unless you tell us. It's always nice to know though.
     
  8. HendrikKim

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    Sorry about the confusion, I am a senior in High School and I got my appointment in October (Presidential Nomination), I had also completed my AROTC scholarship in September to make the October Board deadline.

    We'll see this January, If I don't get the AROTC scholarship i'm definitely going to West Point!
     

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